Build a single view of patients and providers

No one will argue with the fact that having trusted patient information, delivered quickly, could be the difference between life and death. However, nearly 30% of all patient records have invalid or blank values in critical areas like name, date of birth and gender. And because of similar data discrepancies in provider records, healthcare systems are challenged to deliver patient information to the correct provider in a timely manner.

Obtaining a single view of patients is challenging considering today's massive healthcare systems and the fact that patient medical information is often spread across multiple disparate systems. Also, big data means much larger volumes, wider varieties and greater velocities of data than most organizations have previously captured, stored and analyzed. It includes data from traditional sources such as electronic medical records (EMRs) and from nontraditional sources such as social media and public health records. With all of this complexity, it's clear that a single point of collection for distributed patient and provider data is the starting point.

Learn how IBM InfoSphere software delivers accurate, ready-to-share, comprehensive views of patients and providers so organizations can identify a patient across all points of care, create a master view of individual and organizational providers, and manage the relationships between physicians and their locations. This leads to higher quality care for patients and competitive advantages and cost savings for healthcare organizations.